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  1. EMI Units to be Sold to Universal Music, Sony for $4.1 Billion

    5:20 am 11/11/2011

    Citigroup is expected to sell the recorded music arm of the storied U.K. music firm to Vivendi's Universal Music and its publishing division to a group led by Sony for a total price tag that looks to come in ahead of industry expectations. Read more

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  2. Doug Morris Signs Dr. Luke to Sony Label Deal, Calls the Hitmaker His ‘New Jimmy’

    3:49 am 11/8/2011

    In an interview with the New York Times, the Sony Music CEO announces the January launch of Kemosabe Records and an exclusive five-year contract with the star producer.Read more

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  3. 'American Idol': With Scotty McCreery's Successful Debut, Did Universal Learn From Sony's Mistakes?

    6:30 am 10/21/2011

    With the season 10 winner moving 196,000 copies of his album "Clear as Day," and runner-up Lauren Alaina notching a respectable 69,000 of her debut, "Wildflower," has the "Idol" curse been broken? Read more

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  4. 'American Idol's' Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With 19 Recordings, Sony Music

    4:57 pm 10/20/2011

    The season 9 runner-up, who released her debut album in 2010, is now a free agent. Read more

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  5. Mel Lewinter Named EVP of Label Strategy for Sony Music Entertainment

    11:40 am 10/11/2011

    The move reunites the music industry veteran with longtime associate and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris. Read more

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  6. RCA Execs Confirm Jive and Arista Labels Shut Down

    6:00 am 10/7/2011

    In an interview with THR, CEO Peter Edge and COO Tom Corson explain why it was time to “retire those brands” and how the artists reacted.Read more

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  7. Van Halen Sign With Columbia Records?

    5:10 pm 9/19/2011

    After 35 years at Warner Bros., the band has reportedly left for Sony. An insider tells THR that Columbia A&R executive Stephen Ferrera has been tasked with overseeing a new Van Halen album, its first with David Lee Roth since "1984."Read more

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  8. Vevo Gears Up for International Expansion, Hires Nic Jones as Senior VP

    2:27 pm 9/14/2011

    The major label-owned video hub celebrates its two-year anniversary in December.Read more

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  9. Angelica Cob-Baehler Leaving EMI to Join LA Reid at Epic: Sources

    4:15 pm 9/7/2011

    In her imminent return to Sony Music, the executive, who had a hand in signing Katy Perry to Capitol, is expected to move beyond publicity to marketing.Read more

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  10. Peter Edge Named CEO of Sony's RCA Music Group

    6:56 am 8/8/2011

    Sony Music boss Doug Morris also promotes Tom Corson to president & COO of the label group.Read more

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